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North Dakota banks: Giving back as economic development
January 28, 2019 - 5:44pm
“Any community project that affects the greater good is worthy of our consideration and support. If our community benefits, the bank benefits.”...
‘Open your eyes to a credit union’: A Q&A with Jeff Olson, president of the Credit Union Association of the Dakotas
January 28, 2019 - 10:14am
Editor’s note: Jeff Olson is president and CEO of Credit Union Association of the Dakotas, which represents credit unions in both states. In...
Sales taxes: The way forward after Wayfair
January 27, 2019 - 10:09pm
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Prairie Business readers who already sweat at the word “Wayfair” can turn the page. Everyone else should keep reading....
A diversion immersion: How engineers are meeting the challenges of the F-M flood diversion
January 27, 2019 - 10:01pm
Editor’s note: In December, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources granted a conditional permit for the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion...
Matthew Mohr, Dacotah Paper Co., Fargo, N.D.: For skilled workers, an exceptionally prosperous era
January 27, 2019 - 9:39pm
FARGO, N.D. – We are living in a unique time in economic history, especially in our region. As businesses try to expand and grow, one of the...
Dr. Allison Suttle, Sanford Health, Sioux Falls, S.D.: New medical specialties are coming soon to a clinic near you
January 27, 2019 - 9:36pm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Emerging technologies are changing every industry, and health care is no exception. But with the advent of more data,...
Francisca Afua Opoku-Boateng, Dakota State University, Madison, S.D.: Worldwide cooperation needed to improve cybersecurity
January 27, 2019 - 9:26pm
MADISON, S.D. – Information is power, and cybersecurity is all about protecting that information to make it as secure as possible. This is...
EDITOR'S NOTE: Reflections on Duff's Ditch
January 27, 2019 - 9:18pm
GRAND FORKS – In the spring of 1997, after the Red River Floodway had diverted floodwaters around Winnipeg and saved the city an estimated...
INSIGHTS & INTUITION: Which books on personal finance should be in the library of every Prairie Business reader?
January 27, 2019 - 9:10pm
The book I’d have to recommend would be “Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial...
INSIGHTS & INTUITION: What qualities in a resume or cover letter make you really sit up and take notice?
January 3, 2019 - 6:54pm
The ways we communicate and interact with others are soft skills that are needed in almost any job. An applicant who has the knowledge and ability...
Ethanol update, 2019: Here’s a snapshot of an industry that’s proving vital to rural America
January 3, 2019 - 6:44pm
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The remarkable thing about the ethanol industry is not how big it is today. It’s how fast it has grown. Think 500 percent...
Ghosts in the legal machine: How artificial intelligence is transforming the field of law
January 3, 2019 - 6:40pm
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – For a reporter, you know you’ve discovered a good trend when companies say it’s so hot, they can’t talk to you...
Region's colleges revamp classrooms, methods to create 'innovation ecosystems'
January 3, 2019 - 6:31pm
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Consider the insulin pump. To develop a modern insulin pump, professionals from several disciplines must work together,...
Training workers and drawing tourists: A Q&A with North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum
January 3, 2019 - 6:24pm
Editor’s note: In a recent interview with Prairie Business, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum talked about two business-related proposals that...
Fargo-Moorhead: From 89,000 in 1950 to 330,550 (est.) in 2045
January 3, 2019 - 6:19pm
FARGO, N.D. – “It’s getting increasingly easier to attract top talent here.” “There is such an amazing vibe and so many young people...